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With this tour, you will cross the splendid lands of Barbera and Nizza docg.
With ease, you will see the beautiful scenery that surrounded Nizza Monferrato and its vineyards.
Take the time for a wine tasting or a tasty aperitif immersed in the splendid Monferrato scenery.
How to visit Nizza Monferrato
Nizza is the most important agricultural and commercial center located in the heart of Monferrato, one of the most famous Italian places of wine production in the world, especially as regards red wines. UNESCO World Heritage Site for its landscape assets and for the Barbera and Nizza DOCG wines, it is the most important center of the province and of the Belbo Valley.
In Nizza, it is worth taking a stroll through the streets of the center and stopping to admire the Campanon tower, in the town square, the oldest civic tower in the city, incorporated into the Town Hall.
The historic center is beautiful, full of typical bars and restaurants where you can taste the specialties of “Nicese” and “Piedmontese” cuisine based on Cardo Gobbo, a renowned local product.
There will certainly be the possibility of some amazing tasting of red wine at the Enoteca Regionale di Nizza, located near the splendid Palazzo Crova, an admirable example of an 18th century noble town residence.
At the end of the tour, the more "daring" will be able to reach the Chiesa di Madonna della Neve, better known as "Chiesetta del Bricco di Nizza", one of the highest points in the town.
It can be reached via a very steep climb but the view over the city and the surrounding municipalities is certainly worth the effort.
Vaglio Serra is a splendid town in the Monferrato area surrounded by the luxuriant natural park of Val Sarmassa.
In this reserve there are many trails for trekking and mountain biking and these woods are certainly worth a careful visit.
The route will take you near the Cantina di Vinchio e Vaglio, a prestigious company that produces high quality wines famous all over the world.
Here it is possible to organize a tasting of excellent red wines and more.
Continuing along the track, you will cross, on asphalt, part of the Val Sarmassa Natural Park, until you reach Incisa Scapaccino.
How to visit Incisa Scapaccino
The track will take you through the lower part of the town, until it becomes a dirt road, along the embankment of the Belbo River, a tributary of the Tanaro and has always been a great resource for the Monferrato lands.
If you want, you can leave the main track to pay a visit to the ancient village of Incisa Scapaccino, the ancient seat of the Marquisate of Incisa.
Here, in addition to walking through the ancient streets of the center, you will have the opportunity to visit the Church of San Giovanni Battista, a historic building that stands out in the main square of the ancient village.
Resuming the main track you will return to Nizza Monferrato, covering a final stretch through the streets of the center.